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Dr. Anthony R. Cooper

Dr. Anthony R. Cooper is Pastor of Miracle Temple Baptist Church in Newport News, VA and founder of New Life Tabernacle in Newnan, GA.  He is married to Lady Jevonal Renee Cooper.   They are blessed with two children, Andrea and Anthony, Jr., one daughter in law LaTanya Cooper and two granddaughters, Anylah Wright and Yamina Williams.  They are natives of Rocky Mount, NC. 

He has been pastoring for more than twenty years.  Bishop Wiley Jackson of the Word In Action Ministries ordained Dr. Cooper in June of 1995. He was ordained as an Apostle of the Gospel by Apostle A.M. Dickens of United Churches of Deliverance in April 2008. Dr. Cooper received his Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville School of Theology in 2009.  He received his Masters of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology in 2004. He received his Bachelor Degree in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2000.  He received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Edgecombe College in 1984.

Dr. Cooper serves as treasurer for the Pastor Peninsula Council (PPC) in Newport News, VA.  He served on the Constitution Committee of TPBA (Tidewater Peninsula Baptist Association).  Dr. Cooper is the founder of Hampton Roads Dream High Inc. (2013) in Newport News, VA, which is a non-profit organization community based organization that is designed for community education, development and enrichment.  He is also the founder of Coweta Fresh Start Corporation.  Dr. Cooper serves on the IACUC board at Hampton University in Hampton Virginia. 

He was selected by The Ross Report News as “Distinguished Christian Statesman Awards” and as “Man of the Year” from the state of Georgia in 2010. 

Dr. Cooper is also the accomplished author of several books, such as Breaking through Dry Walls, Beyond Your Imagination, Love in the Garden of Eden, 52 Thoughts for Daily Living and The Power of Images. He pursues the Word of God with a passion that he may deliver it with simplicity and understanding.

Dr. Cooper’s ministry strives on Eph. 4:11-16, Romans 12:2, 2 Peter 2:9 and 2 Cor. 5:17.  The anointing that is on this man of God has affected the lives of thousands of people. Many have discovered their dreams and passions through his anointed teachings. He believes everyone has the right to succeed and become a part of God’s kingdom. 

His vision is:

  • Teach the Word of God (kingdom principles) with simplicity and understanding.
  • Transform minds for Kingdom living to become kings and priest of this nation and joining the royal priesthood      family.
  •  Bring gifts into manifestation and maturity.
  • ·Produce ministry leaders
  • ·Empower family living
  • ·Develop a ministry of order and excellence including anointed praise and worship.